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Old 02-07-2018, 12:42 AM   #11
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Yeah, I hate blue. especially when combined with red....lol. Any way, I'm glad you took the time to aim them. Good job.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:34 AM   #12
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My job as a truck driver requires me to drive at night in very dark areas. And I can tell you from experience that it's not all about the adjustment of the lights that makes them really annoying.
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Kudos on a proper projector retrofit. I think you did well.
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My job as a truck driver requires me to drive at night in very dark areas. And I can tell you from experience that it's not all about the adjustment of the lights that makes them really annoying.
You mean all cars with projectors bother you? Is it the light output?
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It's not just the projectors. It's halogens as well. There is a reason alot of the lights are labeled as off road only. The problem is that when you are driving in an extremely dark area your eyes get adjusted to the dark. When extremely bright lights are coming towards you it pretty much makes your own lights useless for several seconds. And then it takes several more seconds for them to recover after the car goes by. Under certain conditions it really doesn't matter how they are adjusted at all like a divided hiway and there is a difference in elevation between the lanes.

Now on the other hand it looks like you did a great job on the upgrade and took the time to get the adjustment right. Not a lot of people would have taken the time to do that.
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That's the point here - he didn't just use HID bulbs in stock housings. These appear to be true HID projectors retrofitted into the unit, so the light quality should be equivalent to an OEM setup.
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Looks like he did a great job with the upgrade. My point on the whole light deal is what may be bright enough for you may be seriously detrimental to the other drivers on the road. IMO the oems are actually going to far with the lights in some cases.

I really don't want to start an argument here it's just my opinion as someone who drives about 70,000 miles a year at night through a very dark Arizona desert.
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Looks like he did a great job with the upgrade. My point on the whole light deal is what may be bright enough for you may be seriously detrimental to the other drivers on the road. IMO the oems are actually going to far with the lights in some cases.

I really don't want to start an argument here it's just my opinion as someone who drives about 70,000 miles a year at night through a very dark Arizona desert.
That makes sense. My Lincoln MKx has SUPER bright HID's. I mean BRIGHT.
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That's exactly what I'm talking about. Even some of the tail lights are getting out of hand.
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